Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran Torry Holt to a three-year, incentive-laden deal, what does it maen as they head to the draft later this week and on into next season?
Let's start with Saturday's draft. The Jaguars have a huge void at receiver and Holt only partially fills it. If they think he's going to be a No. 1 receiver, they're nuts. They didn't pay him that way, so they must think he's a good No. 2. That still leaves a hole in terms of a No. 1 receiver.
If not, the Jaguars could use the No. 8 pick in the first round on a receiver, like Michael Crabtree or Jeremy Maclin. That does't seem likely after they blew two first-round picks on receivers in Matt Jones and Reggie Williams in reccent drafts. More likely, they will use a second or third-round pick on a receiver.
So that means if they don't land Boldin, they will still have a group of raw receivers to go with Northcutt and Holt. That means no real deep threat, unless Walker emerges.
Holt's per-catch average of 12.4 last season was the lowest of was the lowest of his career. That could mean a sign of slowing down and he did play on bad knees last season.
Holt is a good guy to have in the locker room. He likes the game. In years past, there were too many players in the Jaguars' locker room that didn't like the game. Holt will rub off in a good way, unlike Jerry Porter, last year's free agent disaster, who rubbed off in a bad way.